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Fatal Beauty is a 1987 crime comedy film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Sam Elliott.


  • Big Bad: The drug lords.
  • Chinese Laborer: The Chinese people who are murdered are packing drugs, in what looks like a sweat shop.
  • Country Matters: Rizzoli is called the C word as she tries to get a sandwich after a hard day.
  • Interchangeable Asian Cultures: When a Chinese woman hysterically speaks in Mardarin Chinese, a cop asks a Japanese-American cop to translate what she is saying into English. After the Japanese guy reminds him, he is Japanese and the woman is Chinese, the cop asks what's the difference.
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  • Oh No You Didn't!: Rizzoli takes great offence to people calling her 'bitch'.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Rizzoli is played by Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Your Mom: Rizzoli puts up with a number of vulgar, misogynistic insults from her male co-workers, but hits back with some Your Mother jokes.
    Cop: "What took you so long? Stop to pick up a sailor?"
    Rizzoli: "Yeah, almost had him too, but your mother beat me to it!!"


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